In Hu(r)mano, four dancers lift themselves into an atmosphere which runs parallel to that of the real, elevating
into a dimension of collective human urban movement consciousness revealing, with a unnatural precision, their
natural condition of vitality. This is a constant search for the meaning of dance and the value of movement resulting in an abstracted and mutated form – a shared search that is sought intuitively and a tuned to contemporary dialogue.
Forming a statement that converges the multiple human – transhuman frame of mind and presenting that which is contain within the dancers themselves.
Artistic direction and choreography
MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA
ANAÍSA LOPES, ANDRÉ CABRAL, MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA, VÍTOR FONTES
Technical director and light designer
RUI LIMA, SÉRGIO MARTINS
MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA, JOANA FERREIRA
PENSAMENTA AVULSO, ASSOCIAÇAO DE ARTES PERFORMATIVES
Born in 1986 in Santa Maria da Feira, Marco worked professionally since 2008 with choreographers as André Mesquita, Hofesh Shechter, Sylvia Rijmer, Tiago Guedes, Victor Hugo Pontes and others. As a choreographer, he premiered his first work Nevoeiro 21 in Palcos Instáveis at Campo Alegre theatre in 2012. A solo work that has also been presented in the Solos Festival (Lisboa, Évora and Torres Vedras), as well as in mais Imaginarius 2012. In May 2013 Marco premiered the awarded piece of maisImaginarius 2013 Replic…eplic…eplic, a site- specific solo dance work. In June, Marco created A Ilha with Victor Hugo Pontes, during a dance residency provided by 37.25- Núcleo de artes performativas and Walk&talk Azores festival. Through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault a co-creation with Mara Andrade, in Palcos Instáveis in October 2013 and in GUIdance2014. In 2014, Land(e)scape, a multi-disciplinar collaboration with two other artists (plastic art and sound instalation) was presented in Imaginarius 2014 and he premiered Hu(r)mano which is part of Aerowaves Priority Companies 2015 and Portuguese Young Artists 2015.
Read the Dutch interview with Marco at Festival Noorderzon in the Netherlands
22 August 2016 in Grongingen at Festival Noorderzon
23 August 2016 in Grongingen at Festival Noorderzon
24 August 2016 in Grongingen at Festival Noorderzon
9 September 2016 in Rome at Short Theatre Festival